The National President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Mr. Honour Sirawoo has congratulated Chief Wike Nyesom on his re-election as Rivers State Governor.
Governor Wike polled 886,264 votes to emerge victorious. While his African Alliance Congress counterpart, Biokpomabo Awara, garnered 173,859 votes.
Sirawoo described the victory as a result of the confidence and faith which his electorates had in him.
The SWAN boss who recently returned from Accra where the AIPS Africa congress took place, added that Wike’s victory was celebrated by Sports Journalists in Africa.
Governor Wike who bagged the “Power of Sports” award last year in Belgium, had initiated policies that could foster Sports development in the state.
Governor Wike’s decision to set up a Real Madrid Football Academy in Rivers State placed the country in the international Sporting map. And Sirawoo believes that a second-term will make him do more for the development of Sports.
Sirawoo also congratulated one of SWAN’s Patron Senator Ifeanyi Ubah who was elected as the senator-elect for Anambra-South.